Category Archives: Community Service

Operation Christmas Child May Donations

  • Comb
  • Hairbrush
  • Toothbrush
  • Washcloth
  • Bar Soap (packaged or in a container)
  • Adhesive Bandages (colorful ones for kids)
  • Reusable plastic containers  (Ex: Cup, water bottle, bowl. Fill empty container with non-liquid items such as bows, bracelets, washcloths, etc.)

Remember do NOT Include: toothpaste, gum, candy, food, seeds, lotions, vitamins, breakable items, aerosol cans, used or damaged items.

April is National Volunteer Month! 

Join Delaware 4-H as we pledge our hands to larger service all month long!  There are a variety of ways for our 4-H clubs and families to say “thank you” to their communities.  Check out the Volunteering Page on the Delaware 4-H website for a variety of ideas on how you can help others!  Tag @DE4H in any photos that you post on Social Media, use #4Hgivesback or send your club/family service photos to jackson@udel.edu to post on our 4-H Social Media pages!

Service Project Spotlights

We would also like to spotlight our members for their service activities.  If you have recently completed or are working on a service project, please send a short paragraph about your project along with a photo of you in action to Jill Jackson, jackson@udel.edu.  These spotlights will be featured on our Volunteering Page in the upcoming months!

Operation Christmas Child April Donations – Stuffed Animals
  •  NEW Stuffed Animals small enough to fit in a standard shoebox
  • Animals for all age groups
    • If purchasing for 2-4 year olds, make sure the animal has eyes that are drawn on or made of felt. (No buttons or beads that could be a choking hazard)

Ag Day 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ag Day.

We will all miss this wonderful educational and fun event, but understand in this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin.

 

Looking forward- April 4-H True Leaders in Service

Community Service Activities Entire month of April

National Day of Service April 25

This April, as part of True Leaders in Service and National Volunteer Appreciation Month, 4-H’ers
across the nation will pledge their hands to larger service – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities.

True Leaders in Service will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the
National 4-H Day of Service on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Join the movement!

To learn more about True Leaders in Service visit:

True Leaders in Service

DE Goes Purple Campaign

Delaware Goes Purple is a Drug Free Awareness campaign that started out in Seaford, DE and now has expanded throughout the entire state. This campaign is in conjunction with the Chris Herren Project and will join forces with the State of Delaware in this important initiative. THP (The Herring Project) Project Purple Initiative is an anti-substance use campaign of The Herren Project, a non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. The THP Project Purple initiative was launched to break the stigma of addiction, bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and encourage positive decision making to navigate life’s challenges. This campaign runs now through the end of October.

How can you club support this campaign?

Inform your community and club members about the Drug Free Awareness by going purple!

Plant purple flowers

Wear Purple shirts

Hang Purple lights

Wear Purple bracelets

Print Meeting Agendas on Purple

Wear Purple socks

Be creative and show your support!

Take a picture of your 4-H club members supporting the purple campaign and post on your Instagram or Facebook account using the hashtags    #DEGoesPurple  and   #de4h

If you know of other organizations that want to help promote the Purple Project in their schools, churches, etc., the Sussex County Health Coalition can provide them with pledge materials. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at cdoucette@pmgconsulting.net or 302-423-1119 for additional information.

Operation Christmas Child Field Trip & September Donations

Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox Distribution Field Trip

 

As part of the Civic Engagement Initiative to collect donated items for Operation Christmas Child, we want to know how many members and adults are strongly interested in attending the Operation Shoebox event at a Distribution Center outside of Baltimore/DC.

Delaware 4-H will be providing transportation, so we need to know how many members/adults from each county are interested!

If interested, please respond by Friday, September 27 to Jill Jackson – jackson@udel.edu

 

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – 4 hour shift (we are going to request the 10am-2pm shift)

$10 per person

Must be at least 13 years old to participate

Participants who sign up will receive a waiver to complete via email from Samaritans Purse. Once all members of the group complete waivers, the group will receive a Fast Pass and avoid waiting for check in upon arrival.

Upon arrival, all participants will go through an orientation and then proceed to their processing line. There are several jobs on a processing line so everyone can experience different roles. You will get a 30 minute lunch break.

Participants may pack a lunch, snacks and drinks. Chick-Fil-A has also been on site in past years for purchase of food.

Let’s show the world how much Delaware 4-H cares!

 

Community Service Opportunities

St. Andrew’s School

For the second year, the SNCC Rotary Foundation in conjunction with St. Andrew’s School will be assembling and packing 50,000 meals in the Sipprelle Field House from 10 AM – 12 PM on March 9th.  We are looking for up to 500 people to assemble 50,000 meals.  Last year, we had over 300 community volunteers, many of them young children, who had a fantastic time packing over 30,000 meals to end hunger. This is a fun activity to do with family and friends and it is a great way to give back.

Parking is a premium on campus due to current construction projects, so if anyone is able to carpool, it’ll be a little easier.

You can register at:

http://events.stophungernow.org/MOT